Apr 19, 2013 9:00am EDT
napolitano, secretary of the department of homeland security, but she will not be attending. that's the latest news. you can see members of the judiciary gathered there right now. we will still be seeing that hearing go forward. other witnesses, we expect to see, are douglas holkakin, president of the american action forum. this will be revolving around the immigration legislation that was unveiled in the senate this week, with a gang of eight, the bipartisan proposal, and you can see some of the senate members there. we will keep taking your calls until they get underway. john in michigan, on the independent line, go ahead. caller: well, i just had a question for the gentleman that left, the colonel, and i was wondering if he would speak on our or address the resources we've had for a good 150 years, where political terrorists was something that was done consistently throughout the united states, and we always have had a large source of people that could and did u their talent in the military and a great many resources throughout the country and i just wondered if he -- well, he
Apr 21, 2013 10:30am EDT
on this. so now we are bringing this to the public. we will find a time for secretary napolitano to come before the committee. i hope this will give the public an opportunity to learn about it. unlessly every one of us we say we don't know how to read, everyone of us will have plenty of time to analyze this bill before we actually start marking it up in may. just a member, immigration has been an ongoing source of renewal of our spirit and creativity -- remember, immigration has been an ongoing source of renewal of ours are it and creativity. spirit and creativity. innovation for our companies. our nation continues to benefit from immigrants. we need to uphold the fundamental values of family and hard or can. -- work. foreign agricultural workers ofport vermont growers, many whom move into the fabric of vermont's agricultural community. of us.stem affects all now is our time to fix it. act to liberally. but we have to act. we can talk about it, but eventually we have to vote. millions of people are depending on us. editor grassley -- senator grassley? >> we feel that the secretary is doi
Apr 19, 2013 7:00am EDT
as presented by the gang of eight. there will be a few different aspects. secretary janet napolitano from homeland security will testify before the committee. she willbay talk about border security, how to come up with a strategy for making sure we are securing our southern border there's also going to be two economists talking today. douglas holtz-eakin, former director of the congressional budget office. and another economist named peter, who is on the u.s. civil rights commission. they will testify about how illegal immigration can affect the u.s. economy. a hearing on friday. then on monday a second hearing. after that we have to see how the process unfolds. especially republicans on the judiciary committee are calling for more than the currently scheduled hearings. probably sometime in early may we will move to the markup process which is where the senators on the judiciary committee can begin offering amendments and releasing how they want to continue to shape the bill. we hope it gets passed out of committee and go to the senate floor. host: rebekah kaplan of the national journal.
Apr 21, 2013 7:00am EDT
security secretary janet napolitano. >> based on the evidence at this point, is there any difference between sandy hook and boston, other than the choice of weapons? in terms of intent for death and destruction and injury, no. methodology, guess. we don't know the motivation certainly behind boston. we don't know whether was domestic, international -- >> or if it was identical to the motivation in sandy hook. >> we just don't know the answer. i think it is impossible for me to sit at the table today and say they are identical, except in the effect of impact. >> as i look at the evidence that is available, you have mass destruction and violence and andghter of innocents, neither case do we note motive. the irony is, we are so quick to call boston terror, why are we not calling the man with a high- capacity assault weapon and a high-capacity magazine, why are we not calling him a terrorist? >> i don't know the answer to that question. host: bill braniff, do you have a response to that exchange? ofst: the definition terrorism is an often repeated question. it comes up and all kinds of c